Economic Governance and Market Regulation

120 ECTS
Major of the Master’s Degree in Policies and Governance in Europe

The Master’s degree in Policies and Governance in Europe (PAGE) responds to a changing world in which policy decisions are taken at different linked levels. It prepares students to use public policy analysis in the outside world by drawing on different disciplines. The track focuses on how and why policy makers govern and regulate economic markets at the national, EU and international levels.

The Master’s degree in Policies and Governance in Europe covers major policies made at EU, international, national, regional and local levels. It is multidisciplinary and includes the study of political science, law and economics, sociology and management. It offers a combination of analytical skills, knowledge of key domains and specific competencies. It is designed for public and private sector organisations (e.g. governments and regulatory agencies, EU and international institutions, lobbying and public affairs units of large firms and associations). The Program provides opportunities for internships, which will also earn degree credits. Moreover, the course gives access to Luiss links with potential employers and follows students in applying for jobs.

What you will learn

1st year

During the 1st year modules will be focused the following themes: Key policy areas for Europe; Comparative policy making; The EU; Economic policy, regulation and demography.

2nd year

The second year features a specialized track: Economic Governance and Markets. It focuses on how and why policy makers shape markets through industrial policy, the increasing move to powerful independent agencies, and social and labour policies. It combines theory with practical examples.

I year – 2021-2022

Comparative Public Policy in Europe6
EU Institutions and Decision Making6
EU Law and Regulation6
The Integration of Europe6
The Economics of Europe6
Policy Evaluation and Implementation6
Data Analysis for Social Sciences6
Demography, Society and Policy in Europe6

II year – 2022-2023

Regulation by Independent Agencies6
Social and Labor Market Regulation6
Industrial Policy in Europe6
3 Electives courses18

Activities for all majors

Other activities8
Learning Innovation Activities4
Digital Lab2
Final work16
Total Credits120

The course is subject to approval from the Ministry of Education and the study plan could change.

The Master’s degree in Policies and Governance in Europe prepares students for the job market. Luiss has internship agreements with many organisations relevant for the master’s degree: Government Ministries, Regions, Regulatory Authorities, International organisations, National and international NGOs. In addition, the program’s laboratories and the Luiss Career Services Office help students to gain experience with organizations that recruit in public policy, with which Luiss has excellent links.

This Master’s degree includes exchange programs with some of the best universities in the world and invites guest speakers from prominent organizations. In addition, the course’s professors have taught in  foreign elite universities in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and China.

Erasmus+ and Bilateral Exchange Programs

The Luiss Student Exchange Office manages and promotes student exchanges within the Erasmus Program, as well as through bilateral exchange agreements with non-European universities. The procedures are based on the ECTS system. All eligible students can apply to be selected for an opportunity to study abroad on an Erasmus+ or Bilateral exchange in one of our several partner Institutions. Our Erasmus+/Bilateral network currently boasts 218 agreements with Higher Education Institutions in 46 countries, and it grows every year.

Structured Partnership Exchange and Double Degree Programs

The International Development Office offers to students a wide range of structured partnerships and double degree programs they can apply for, depending on the specific Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree program they’re currently enrolled in or the program they’re willing to enroll in for the next academic year.

PAGE faculty members are drawn from different disciplines and have international research and teaching experience.

PAGE Director:
Mark Thatcher, Professor of Political Science, Luiss, and previously Professor of Comparative and International Politics, London School of Economics

Faculty (To be confirmed)
Bruno Cautrès, Senior Researcher, CEVIPOF, Sciences Po Paris
Marie Elena Cavallaro, Associate Professor in and formerly Senior Member Fellow, St. Anthony’s College, Oxford
Thomas Christiansen, Professor of Political Science, Luiss, and previously Professor of European Institutional Politics, University of Maastricht
Marisa Cremona, Emeritus Professor and former President, European University Institute
Marta Simoncini, Assistant Professor in Administrative Law, Luiss and Fellow, University College, London
Veronica de Romanis, former Member of the Council of Economic Advisors at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, focusing on macroeconomics and public finance, and teaches at Stanford University and Luiss.

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